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Best Of The Rockies & West Coast With VIA

Best Of The Rockies & West Coast With VIA

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Discover the beauty of the American West Coast with this exclusive Best Of The Rockies & West Coast With VIA Rail Tour Package. Experience breathtaking views of majestic mountains and lush forests while exploring iconic landmarks such as Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona or Mount St. Helen’s in Washington. Take part in unique outdoor activities like white water rafting or explore stunning destinations such as Yosemite National Park.

Tour Plan

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Day 1 - Arrive at Calgary - Banff (3 Nights)

Arrive at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Proceed to the shuttle desk at the airport for your pre-booked transfer by coach to the mountain resort of Banff, AB. With Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominating its skyline, the resort town of Banff is by far the largest town in the Rockies. Banff features chateau style hotels, plenty of shops and dining options and a range of sightseeing and soft adventure options. The ride to Banff will take approximately two hours. On arrival in Banff, check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Banff Avenue with its many shops and restaurants on your own. Overnight in Banff. Note: This tour operates only on Mondays and Fridays (1 May to 8 Oct 2023). High Season surcharges applicable during exhibitions/trade fairs/festivals. All guests must follow the mandatory requirements for travel, such as RT-PCR tests, vaccination certificate, web check-in, self-declaration, e-pass formalities etc. as per the country, which are subject to change periodically. Any cost incurred for such requirements should be borne by the guests.
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Day 2 - Banff sightseeing - Banff Gondola Ride

After breakfast, proceed for Banff sightseeing. Learn about the culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Explore the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff such as the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, Hoodoos Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka. Visit the famous Banff Gondola for a ride to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain. The view from the viewing deck at the summit of the Sulphur Mountain are spectacular with a 360-degree panorama view of the Bow Valle. Overnight in Banff. Note: After breakfast, proceed for Banff sightseeing. Learn about the culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Explore the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff such as the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, Hoodoos Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka. Visit the famous Banff Gondola for a ride to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain. The view from the viewing deck at the summit of the Sulphur Mountain are spectacular with a 360-degree panorama view of the Bow Valle. Overnight in Banff.
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Day 3 - Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Tour of Yoho National Park and Lake Louise

Today explore the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies through Banff and Yoho National Parks. The Yoho National Park in British Columbia to the west of Banff National Park is a place loaded with stories. From the history of the Canadian railroad to Takakkaw Falls (the second-highest waterfall in Canada!), follow the trails through a park whose name means “awe” in the Cree language. The tour includes a 20-minute stop at Lake Moraine (late May onwards) and will pass by the Victoria Glacier, Takakkaw Falls, Valley of Ten Peaks, Spiral Tunnels, and Yoho National Park. At Emerald Lake stop for lunch (included in your tour) at the historic lodge tucked on the shores jewel-toned lake in the middle of a beautiful glacial cirque. Spend time at the scenic Lake Louise, Emerald Lake Lodge, Moraine Lake and Takkakaw Falls. Overnight in Banff. Note: When Takakkaw Falls and Moraine Lake access is unavailable due to seasonal road closures, alternative sightseeing stops will be provided (based upon accessibility). Tour may run for less time than stated above when roads are closed.
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Day 4 - Icefield Parkway Discovery Tour from Banff to Jasper (2 Nights)

After breakfast, proceed to Canada's most scenic mountain roadway i.e., the Icefield's Parkway. Running from Lake Louise to Jasper, enjoy the stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, with lots of roadside lookouts and trailheads along the way. From the iconic Lake Louise to the otherworldly Columbia Icefield and beyond to Jasper, this tour allows you to see glaciers up close and discover how they’ve shaped our landscape. Later board the famous Ice Explorers for a ride to the Athabasca Glacier, the largest icefield south of the North Pole. Step beyond the Valley’s edge and do a walk on the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored suspended observation platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Valley: where glass is the only thing that separates you from rugged and wild terrain 918-foot (280 m) below. Overnight in Jasper.
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Day 5 - Jasper sightseeing & Lake Maligne Cruise

After breakfast, visit Jasper National Park. It is Canada's largest park in the Rocky Mountains and the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world and its full of treasures for you to discover. Spend the day on this tour exploring the highlights of Jasper National Park with hot lunch included. We’ll tour the historic town site then head to the fascinating Maligne Canyon. The tour culminates in an unforgettable cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. Surrounded by breath-taking mountains, glacier fed Maligne Lake is world-renowned for its beauty and is home to the world-famous Spirit Island. Experience these iconic locations in a completely unique way on our Maligne Lake Cruise. Overnight in Jasper.
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Day 6 - Jasper to Vancouver by VIA Rail (1 Night)

After breakfast, proceed on own from your hotel in Jasper to VIA Rail Station early morning. Your overnight VIA RAIL Train # 1 departs Jasper at 9:30 AM on an 800 kilometers journey past magnificent mountain passes and rivers along the way, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and get a peek of the highest peak in Canada, Mount Robson. Overnight onboard on VIA Rail.
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Day 7 - Vancouver – Whistler (2 Nights)

Arrive at the Pacific Central Station in Vancouver this morning at 8:00 AM. On arrival, collect your luggage and proceed to the Whistler coach boarding point at Pacific Central Station. There is a bus departing for Whistler at 8:40 AM and in case your train is delayed for any reasons other departures at 12:10 PM and 3:30 PM. The ride to Whistler takes approximately 2-hours and you will be driving on scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway on this transfer to Whistler. On arrival, check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the city on own. Overnight in Whistler.
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Day 8 - Whistler – Day at leisure

After breakfast, entire day is at leisure. With stunning mountain backdrops, Whistler is the fun and adventure capital on Canada’s west coast and as popular during the summer months as it is during the winter. Hiking, biking, rafting and adrenaline-fueled activities can be found in abundance and a friendly welcome from the locals is assured. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Overnight in Whistler.
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Day 9 - Whistler – Vancouver (3 Nights)

Today check out and proceed to Vancouver. There are several departures available starting at 9:00 AM and the last coach departs at 7:00 PM. The ride to Vancouver takes approximately 2 hours. On arrival, transfer on own from the Vancouver Bus Depot (in downtown Vancouver) to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.
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Day 10 - Vancouver City tour and Capilano Bridge

After breakfast, proceed for Vancouver City Tour. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, past the Arts and Financial Districts, and the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles before whisking off to North Vancouver. Continue across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Do not miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre. From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over towering cedars, and the Capilano River winding through the valley far below. Take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side where many unique and informative experiences await, including the Treetops Adventure. Overnight in Vancouver.
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Day 11 - Vancouver – Day at leisure

After breakfast, entire day is at leisure. Vancouver is the most cosmopolitan city on Canada's west coast. Nestled between the Pacific coast and the Coastal Mountain Range, it is perhaps the most beautiful city in Canada. This city offers both, the amenities of a world class city including world class dining, a variety of cuisines from round the world, a range of tours and soft adventure activity options. Overnight in Vancouver.
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Day 12 - Vancouver to Victoria with visit to Butchart Gardens (2 Nights)

Today check out and proceed to Victoria, on Vancouver Island and the capital of the Province of British Columbia. The journey to Victoria will include a 90-minute ferry crossing across the Straits of Georgia from Tsawwassen on the mainland to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. On arrival at Swartz Bay, proceed to Butchart Gardens, spanning over 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty. Post the visit to Butchart gardens, head off to downtown Victoria and the majestic Victoria Inner Harbour to take in the historic sights of the capital city, named after British Monarch Queen Victoria. Overnight in Victoria.
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Day 13 - Victoria – Day at leisure

Today entire day is at leisure to explore the city on own. Victoria, leafy, flower-filled, and very much colonial is known for her museums, English charm, seafront parks and ocean adventures. From ziplining through treetops to crescent moon kayaking, diving, Seaplane Tours, Golfing, hiking, or cycling, a delight of tours and activities await you today. Overnight in Victoria.
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Day 14 - Victoria – Departure to Hometown

After breakfast, check out from the Hotel and proceed to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to board your flight back home/onward destination. Today’s journey will include a transfer by coach and ferry and the trip to Vancouver will take around 4 hours including 90 minutes of ferry crossing. Holiday Concludes! Let’s stay in touch on Facebook/email and meet again on another memorable Holiday. See you soon! Note: Requesting guests to book flights departing after 4 PM.